Elliott Aviation Welcomes Dave Makowski as Chief Operating Officer

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Moline, IL, May 2023 – Elliott Aviation is pleased to welcome Dave Makowski to the team as Chief Operating Officer. The position will focus on driving executional excellence, efficiency, and profitability across all five MRO locations. Makowski joined the organization as of Monday, May 8, 2023.

“With its reputation and long-standing history in the industry, I am excited to join the Elliott team,” noted Makowski. Adding that he is ready to begin the role by learning more about the organization and then executing the planned expansion of maintenance capabilities while enhancing customer experience.

With a history of success in the business aviation industry, Makowski brings to Elliott Aviation experience in avionics, operational execution, and maintenance management. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Makowski spent over 25 years with Delta Air Lines, in progressive roles focused within Avionics; he also spent 10 years with NetJets in operational leadership roles. Makowski’s most recent role was with Wheels Up as Senior Vice President, Maintenance Management.

“We’re happy to have Dave join us as COO; the role is important to the company and will provide critical leadership driving our day-to-day operations and executing the strategies across our five locations,” said David Fenton, CFO of Elliott Aviation. “His experience in aviation and leadership roles will be a strong addition to the team.”


About Elliot Aviation LLC
Elliott Aviation has been developing and delivering quality aviation solutions to its partners for over 80 years. As one of the longest-standing companies in aviation, Elliott Aviation offers a complete menu of high-quality products and services including aircraft sales (as Elliott Jets), avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, and paint & interior. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, Elliott Aviation has facilities in Moline, Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis, Minnesota and Atlanta, Georgia. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). For more information, visit www.elliottaviation.com. Elliott Aviation is majority-owned by Summit Park.